Destination guide

Staying in cozy cottages and cabin rentals in Vernon

Vernon is the agriculturally diverse centre of the North Okangan, with rolling hills and scenic vacation home rentals near its beautiful lakes. The expansive fields of green and dozens of beaches are relaxing havens that are ideal for unwinding the body and soul. Hiking and biking trails can be enjoyed by those looking for a more active holiday approach. Come winter, you get to see the colourful hot air balloons fill the sky and ice block carving competitions take place. Lakeside cottage rentals and cabins in the woods provide a cozy setting for couples and larger groups alike, while condos in the city allow easy access to urban attractions.

History

For thousands of years, Interior Stalish inhabited the site of the Greater Vernon area but in the early 1800s, big changes started to develop. Cattle ranches and wheat farms became the two main industries after fur traders started settling in, and in the early 1900s, fruit farming became the area's main focus. There are 27 murals in Downtown Vernon that depict the rich history that has has turned Vernon into the thriving city that it is today. You can find out even more in extensive detail at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives, which holds thousands of historical items in its galleries.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Vernon

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Vernon has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Silver Star Mountain Resort (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Planet Bee Honey Farm (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Hillview Golf (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Davison Orchards Country Village (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Historic O'Keefe Ranch (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Village Cheese Company (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Vernon

Nature lovers will enjoy Vernon for its panoramic lake views, scenic parks and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Vernon is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Polson Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Allan Brooks Nature Centre (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Kalamalka Provincial Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Fintry Estate and Provincial Park (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Beasley Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Okanagan Lake (27.8 mi / 44.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Vernon

The nearest airport is in Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city center.

How to get around

Exploring Vernon's scenery from your vacation rental

It's no challenge getting around Vernon with the various public transit options available throughout the city. The Vernon Regional Transit System provides accessible low floor buses with routes connecting to various areas in the North Okongan Region. Taxis know the area well and can get you anywhere you need to go around the city. If you'd rather drive yourself around, you can hire a rental car and not have to worry about getting stranded somewhere far from your vacation rental. Having your own vehicle is ideal if you're planning to see the mountains or go beach hopping for the day.

Food & drink 

Sample the unique flavours of Vernon near your cottage rental

Prepare for a tasty stay when you come to Vernon, where there are plenty of home grown flavours as well as various cuisines from around the world. The Vernon Tasting Trail provides a wide array of restaurants and breweries that use fresh, local ingredients grown from the fertile land of the Okongan Valley. You can explore the wineries on your own or through a guided tour if you're keen to know more about the winemakers and the skill involved in producing the region's wonderful wines. Or make your own feast after visiting one of the farmers' markets, where over 100 growers and artisans showcase their wares.

Essential info

Key facts for your cottage rental stay in Vernon

Vernon can be found in the Southern Interior region in British Columbia, 440 km northeast of Vancouver. It's the largest city in the Okangan Regional District, with a population of 40,000 in the city and close to 60,000 in the metropolitan area of Greater Vernon. Canadian dollars are used and English is the spoken language. When eating out, tipping 15-20% of the bill is expected. The summers are warm and humid while winter time sees temperatures below freezing, so pack accordingly. Vernon is a safe city to visit, but in cases where emergency assistance is required, you can dial 911.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vernon?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 556 house rentals around Vernon. From 237 Houses to 87 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Vernon is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vernon?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vernon:

  • Foothills: 16 vacation rentals
  • Okanagan Landing: 18 vacation rentals
  • North End: 261 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 248 vacation rentals
  • Silver Star Mountain Resort: 208 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Vernon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Vernon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Predator Ridge - Predator Course: 664 home rentals
  • Predator Ridge - Ridge Course: 662 home rentals
  • Kalamalka Provincial Park: 649 home rentals
  • Davison Orchards Country Village: 579 home rentals
  • Village Green Centre: 546 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vernon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vernon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 237 Houses in Vernon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vernon include:

  • Cabins: 87 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 87 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 120 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vernon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 167 vacation homes with pool available in Vernon.

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